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Old 11-24-2012, 05:24 PM
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Interestingly, dogs usually function well even after the loss of a limb. I agree - he doesn't miss his testicles. However, if he has been very recently neutered and he is licking that area a lot, I would take a closer look to make sure there I nothing wrong.
So true. There's a dog that lives near us and only has the use of three legs. He doesn't know, and doesn't care. Animals are amazing at adapting!
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I agree that if the neutering was recently done and he is licking the area I would definitely check the area to make sure there is not an infection or something from his licking.
They don't lick the area because they miss anything after neutering they lick it because it is healing and itches and it feels different. Just like when we have an incision as it heals it gets itchy.
Personally I like the look of male dogs that have been neutered. Jaxx's area is flat and you cannot tell they were ever there and he definitely doesn't miss them. I think my hubby missed them at first but he even got over it after he saw that you couldn't tell they were ever there. He was not impressed that I got Jaxx neutered but after I explained the health benefits it was okay with him. He actually mentioned the other day that he is glad we neutered Jaxx because his little "thing" does not pop out when you pet him anymore.
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My dog masturbates still. (Literally sits with his whole little thing out, knot and all, sucking on it...boredom behavior)

The incision is healed entirely now and it never caused him discomfort. I've seen enough surgery incisions to know what they should look like.

However it was not at all what I wanted to have my dog chopped and it really, really bothers me. If I had a female I would have had her spayed but I always have wanted an intact male. I personally think keeping males whole has health benefits as well.

I am not able to afford anything for him now anyway that isn't a medical necessity but eventually when I can I will discuss it with the vet.
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May I ask why you wanted an intact male? And also, what the health benefits are?
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Old 11-24-2012, 06:58 PM
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Can I ask what the difference for you is between neutering a male and a female? Not all dogs will stop things like humping after being neutered. Depending how long ago he was neutered, it may eventually stop as sometimes it can take a little time. My question though would be, why is he exhibiting boredom behaviour in your opinion? It's imperative to ensure that a dog is mentally and physically stimulated or they will firstly be unhappy and secondly engage in undesirable behaviours, such as the one you mentioned or destructive behaviours. If you think he is bored then you need to provide more things that are going to stimulate him. Even if a dog has a lot of space, he needs to go on walks to wear him out, allow him bonding time with you, allow him to sniff and experience new things, meet new dogs and people and some say satisfy his migrating instinct. He will also need lots of things to chew to satisfy his instinct to chew and possibly things like kongs to mentally stimulate him. Teaching him commands and tricks are also good things for wearing him out mentally.

Obviously I'm not insinuating that you do not do any or all or these things, but these are my suggestions of what is important for a dog and if you believe he is exhibiting boredom behaviour then a good place to start would be introducing or upping the amount of time spent on these things.
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I had a better article but I can't find it.. but here is a good one also.

Pros and Cons of Spaying and Neutering a Dog

I disagree with the idea that males should always be altered. I think it is good for most pet owners, however I personally want a whole dog and all of the good/bad that comes with it. I wanted to show my boy and there is no chance of that since they chopped him.

It's personal preference really.
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He gets walked every day and I work at a groomer. He comes to work and interacts with dogs and people all day long. But when it is quiet at the shop he likes to lay down and suck on himself. We think it is a habit like a pacifier in a child, something he does when he isn't being directly interacted with that comforts him.
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I have heard of show dogs in the USA having prosthetic testicles, it would not be allowed in the UK. (Cosmetic veterinary procedures are prohibited, and it would be against kennel club regulations I think.)
If your dog is from a shelter would you still be able to show him? Does he have all his paperwork? (Pedigree, KC registration)
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